Last week at O Castro British International School and as part of Globeducates collaboration with Endesa X, the installation of 94 photovoltaic solar panels were completed.
Last week at O Castro British International School and as part of Globeducates collaboration with Endesa X, the installation of 94 photovoltaic solar panels were completed. This project has involved all parts of the school community including the students who were central to the proposal and also the potential benefits. The completed installation will allow O Castro and the other Globeducate schools in Spain to work towards self-sufficiency for energy, covering 30% of energy needs and reducing rthe carbon footprint by 293 tonnes of CO2 per year, equivalent to the absorption capacity of 1,755 trees/year.
This educational project goes all the way from the classrooms to the rooftop. Students have participated in this project in all phrases, from its design to implementation and impact measurement. The initiative will also help the school on their path towards sustainability and to achieving their targets to address some of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
This initiative will not only reduce traditional energy consumption, reducing the environmental impact, but will also raise awareness in the educational community of the importance of adopting measures that generate a real impact on environmental protection, both locally and globally, while opening a new educational channel by involving the students in the installation of the panels and in monitoring the impact that the project will have on their local environment.